During this topic, the children will learn what rainforests are and identify where they are situated in the world. They will look in detail at the Amazon Rainforest and discover the key features of this biome. The children will find out about the different layers that make up this unique environment and discover more about the plants and animals which have adapted to survive there.
In science, the children will learn how to use classification keys and apply this knowledge to sort and group different rainforest plants and creatures. Following this, they will study the people who live in the Amazon and discover the challenges and dangers they face. They will also will learn about deforestation and reflect upon why this is happening. To conclude the unit, the children will apply their learning to answer the key question ‘Should we be worried about the fires in the Amazon?’